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Author: Jaclyn Moriarty Narrator: Nancy Wu, Drew de Carvalho, Bronwen Coleman, Charles Casano, Anushka Carter, Andy Paris Publisher: Recorded Books, Inc. Audio Length: Series:The Ashbury / Brookfield Series Release Date: March 2008 Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download ISBN: 9781440798245

Publisher Description

This Booklist Editor's Choice interweaves the writings of six Australian highschoolers. When an English assignment forces "snobby" Ashbury students Lydia, Emily, and Cassie to exchange letters with "low-life" Brookfield guys, Lydia and Emily are surprised to find their Brookfield pen pals so kind and civilized. But after Cassie's cross-town correspondent threatens her, the friends plan a series of madcap missions designed to teach this malevolent male a lesson he won't forget.

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  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " when i read it, or maybe in oz, this book is called 'Finding Cassie Crazy' so it took me an age to find! "

    - Rebekah, 2/19/2014
  • Overall Performance: 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5

    " From what I remember of this novel, I like how Moriarty structures her storyline using notes and letters instead of the traditional novel style. I find she has a knack for making an incredibly climax to her plot, twisting the ending in a way you wouldn't expect. However, much else of the novel is uninteresting. "

    - Anna, 2/17/2014
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " This is, by far, Jaclyn Moriarty's best work. It is a timeless book that I have read at least once a year since I stumbled upon it in the local library. I normally would not like the format in which it was written but it just added so much more character to the book. This is definately a must read for every girl who ever lived or went to highschool. "

    - Alyssa, 2/14/2014
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " 3.5. Reminds me a bit of The Disreputable History of Frankie Landeau Banks or the Ally Carter's Gallagher Spy School series--the same sort of fun and humor. An almost epistolary novel (with some journal entries thrown in there along with letters) of three best friends and a penpal experiment their English teacher sets up. A little bit of romance, a little bit of mystery, a little bit of revealing--overall, fun. :) My only complaint was that the villain was a bit too villainous...I wish we had found out more about him. "

    - Erin, 2/13/2014
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " not bad. but with so many characters, there's not much room for story development for each penpal. "

    - Jamie, 2/9/2014
  • Overall Performance: 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5

    " Don't ever read, actually. Unless you are ok with lots of cuss words... I had to stop after the first two chapters. "

    - Lizzy, 2/1/2014
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " Jaclyn Moriarty might be the funniest woman alive. "

    - Katie, 1/26/2014
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " Although this book isn't exactly for my age group, I still enjoyed it a whole lot :) "

    - Nicole, 1/20/2014
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    " I read this a long time ago and enjoyed it. It's re-readable, and fun and mischevious. "

    - Emma, 12/17/2013
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " Wonderfully funny but substantial, too. One of my favorite 2004 titles. "

    - elissa, 12/8/2013
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    " this is the best book ever(not really ,but for now...) anyways, i recommend it to whomever wants to read it. otherwise it would be a complete waste of time if they dont want to read it. IT IS AMAZING, I JUST FINISHED IT...btw. "

    - Sitara, 12/3/2013
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " was ok...seemed it suited younger girls i think "

    - Tegan, 11/19/2013
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " a totally awesome book. it is hilarious and i found it really interesting. the storyline is unique and a little odd but thats what makes it so good. its definetily a book you have to read! like go get the book now and read it! :) "

    - Alison, 10/31/2013
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " This book is very interesting because one school is writing to another to be penpals and all. "

    - Diana, 10/22/2013
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " Didn't really pull me in until page 148 but good after that. Not sure how many teens will stick around until page 148... "

    - Alexa, 6/27/2013
  • Overall Performance: 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5

    " I'm really bored with this so far after it started off great (funny, modern-epistolary). Now I'm stuck in a middle so I'm taking a breather to read something a little more substantive. "

    - Sabiel, 4/12/2013
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " I reviewed The Year of Secret Assignments for The Figment Review "

    - Lee, 2/18/2013
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " Laugh-out loud funny. Worth repeat readings (this was my second after an 8-year hiatus). "

    - Alison, 1/9/2013
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " One of my favorite books ever. I read it when I was about 11. And never have I felt a strong connection with all of the characters in a book before. It's truly amazing. I recommend it to everyone. "

    - Arlette, 12/19/2012
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " Really funny and fun. if you need a laugh this is the book to read. "

    - Jillian, 5/22/2012
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " I really liked the book The Year of Secret Assignments. All of the characters had very distinct personalities which made it fun to read what they each had to say. "

    - Hannah, 11/9/2011
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " I liked the book a lot and the characters seemed very real to me. Right now I'm wondering how Bindy McKenzie was murdered- which is the title of the next book. "

    - Kris, 10/16/2011
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " My review of all four books in the series can be found here. "

    - Brandy, 8/5/2011
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " This was a really good book! I wouldn't recommend reading it all at once though, because the format got a bit tedious, but appart from that I enjoyed it a lot! "

    - Caitlin, 6/10/2011
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " Cute high school fiction, written in letter form between two pen pals. Fluffy, but a good read! "

    - Kimberly, 5/24/2011
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " This entertained me enough; I certainly didn't dislike it. Pretty forgettable. "

    - Roxanne, 5/24/2011
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " I thought this book was quite cool. I loved the idea of writing it to look like emails and letters. Cool idea. "

    - Jenna!, 5/23/2011
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " I love this book! No matter how mqny times I ead it I still laugh at the same parts, just as hard as before. "

    - Ari, 5/21/2011
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " I love this book. I read it in 6th grade for the first time and read it over and over with every chance I get. It's amazing and totally relative to a lot of people. "

    - Brooke, 5/19/2011
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " A very good book writen for high school students. It's mysterious and very good life-like "

    - Lola, 5/1/2011
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " it's interesting. more of a girl book though!! "

    - Amandeep, 4/27/2011
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " I loved this book and it's style; not sure but I've always liked letter/penpal style books :) This was a good enough read that I stayed up until 2:30 in the mornings so do take a chance :p "

    - Eirian, 4/23/2011
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " Another one I read when I was young teenager. Loved it then, but can't say how I would feel about it now at 21! Again, a good one for teenagers. "

    - Natasha, 3/31/2011
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " Read this book in one day! It was really good. "

    - Kelsie, 3/22/2011
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " This book was great. I liked the wit and dry sense of humor. Thoroughly enjoyed it. "

    - Erin, 3/15/2011
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " It doesn't seem impressive at first, but it is full of promises (that are delivered) "

    - Claudia, 3/8/2011

About the Author

Jaclyn Moriarty grew up in Sydney, Australia, with four sisters, one brother, two dogs, and twelve chickens. She studied law at the University of Sydney, Yale, and Cambridge and worked as an entertainment lawyer before she wrote the Ashbury High novels. She still lives in Sydney, with her little boy, Charlie.

About the Narrators

Anushka Paris Carter is a voice talent and audiobook narrator.

Andy Paris is an actor and writer. His audio narration have earned him the prestigious Audie Award, as well as AudioFile Earphones Awards. A member of the Tectonic Theater Project, he and others wrote The Laramie Project, which was nominated for an Emmy in 2002 and in which he played Stephen Belber. He has also appeared in Law & Order.

Nancy Wu has narrated audiobooks since 2004, winning three AudioFile Earphones Awards. A New York theater, television, and film actor, she has recorded in studios all over the world—from Italy to Switzerland to Thailand. Her credits include Law & Order, Law & Order: Criminal Intent, Hope & Faith, All My Children, Made for Each Other, and the Oscar-nominated film Frozen River.

Drew De Carvalho is an actor, known for The Endurance and Bubble Guppies.

Bronwen Coleman is a voice talent and audiobook narrator.

Charles Casano is a voice talent and audiobook narrator.